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"Post Racial"? I Don't Think So

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Okay, race isn't all of it. Yes there are many factors as to why the Republicans are stonewalling our president. But then again if our history is any guide when it comes to the problems Obama faces we Americans have a history of pretending we're more tolerant than we in fact are.

Here's the truth: when the electoral high and hype wore off America woke up to the fact we had elected a black man for president. And then right wing America decided nothing he did could be right.

(Just for the record: I'm a white 57-year-old former right wing evangelical leader and Republican that in the mid-1980s left my far right nutty ideology behind as I explain in my book Patience With God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism).

Could race be a factor in opposing absolutely everything the President does?

Hell no! What an insult!

Lots and lots of mere coincidences!

Republicans just happen to not want to cooperate with anything this man does.

It's not about race it's just a coincidence that the Tea-Party movement is lily white and just happened to come along now!

It's just a coincidence that the all-white militia movement has become reanimated.

It's just a big fluke that the Republicans are voting against things they've always asked for as soon as the black man in the White House says he's for them.

I say the "black man in the White House" not the President because "We Real Americans" know he isn't even an American citizen!

It also has nothing to do with him being black that we say he's the anti-Christ.

It just so happens that the threat level that the Secret Service investigates is up 400% above that of any previous presidency.

And that all those white evangelical leaders and Roman Catholics and Orthodox bishops just happened to sign their so-called Manhattan Declaration warning the black president that he'll be the "next Hitler" if he supports abortion rights and stem cell research happened on Obama's watch is also a mere coincidence.

Evangelicals ganging up on Obama has nothing to do with the energy drawn from the Obama/Hitler posters being circulated by the likes of people who also portray Obama with a bone in his nose! So when the evangelicals draw parallels to the Nazis that's just a coincidence too!

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Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times best selling author. He is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a (more...)
 
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They are so racist that they cannot hide it. ... by daveys on Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 5:36:42 PM